Tuesday, December 31, 2013

365: Zorilla




Annnd we will end this series with the cute little zorilla!

365 Days of Animals
365: Zorilla
Pen/Ink/Digital

Thank you so much for reading this year, during this daily project. It's been fun and challenging and I'm oh so glad that I did it. I drew animals I had never heard of before and probably wouldn't have drawn, and it has made me a better illustrator because of it. Hopefully someday I can gather everything into some sort of published book that I can be proud of. I don't plan on doing another 365 project this year, but I am really excited to spend more of my time on more detailed illustrations. I plan to work on some bigger pieces each month and I'm psyched to share more as these progress!

Happy New Year's Eve friends!
xoxo,
Michelle



Monday, December 30, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

361: Zebra Finch


Cute little cheeks!

365 Days of Animals
361: Zebra Finch
Pen/Ink/Digital

360: Zebra


Love that each zebra has their own unique stripes, like a fingerprint.

365 Days of Animals
360: Zebra
Pen/Ink/Digital

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

359: Yeti Crab


These guys are SOO COOL. Wish there was more info about them...

365 Days of Animals
359: Yeti Crab
Pen/Ink/Digital

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Happy Christmas/Holiday/Festivus/Wednesday Folks! I hope you have a good one!

xoxo,
Michelle

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

358: Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker


Another pretty bird! Love the wing-markings on this one.

365 Days of Animals
358: Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
Pen/Ink/Digital

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

356: Common Yabby


The bright blue ones are breed to be that way, 'cause humans can't stop messing!

365 Days of Animals
356: Common Yabby
Pen/Ink/Digital

Saturday, December 21, 2013

355: Xantus's Hummingbird


Kinda bugs me that it is "Xantus's" and not "Xantus'." Although, the internet could just be wrong and I'm helping to perpetuate the grammar mistakes here...

365 Days of Animals
355: Xantus's Hummingbird
Pen/Ink/Digital

Friday, December 20, 2013

354: X-ray Tetra


Couldn't do "X" without doing the X-ray Fish! (How am I on X?!?)

365 Days of Animals
354: X-ray Tetra

Pen/Ink/Digital

Thursday, December 19, 2013

353: Musician Wren


Such a pretty song too! 

365 Days of Animals
353: Musician Wren

Pen/Ink/Digital

Freebies! Holiday Bear Gift Tag!


I've been busy finishing up things here before I head home to celebrate the holidays with my family, but I still wanted to put together some little gift tags to stick on those gifts. I made a little freebie that you can download and print yourself to spruce up your wrap-job.  Just download the template (right click-->save as, and then open up in Acrobat. The print quality is better printing from Acrobat versus your web browser for some reason.) Get some white card stock and print away! I just cut them out and taped them onto my packages, but you can also use a hole-punch on the top to attach a festive string to tie to packages. 

If you end up using these, I would love to see! Share with me via instagram or twitter or just link in the comments below. Also, feel free to pin these (and please link it back to me)! 

***I hate to even mention this, but you know, internet. These are for personal use only, not for resale. Thank you!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

350: Pileated Woodpecker



They do kinda sound like they are laughing!

365 Days of Animals
350: Pileated Woodpecker

Pen/Ink/Digital

349: Wombat



Okay, so these guys are adorable. If you google pictures of a "wombat pouch," their backwards-facing pouch kinda just looks like a baby is coming out of their butt...

365 Days of Animals
349: Wombat

Pen/Ink/Digital

348: Wolverine



They look nothing like I thought they would!

365 Days of Animals
348: Wolverine

Pen/Ink/Digital

Friday, December 13, 2013

347: Wolf


It's cute that they travel in little families.

365 Days of Animals
347: Wolf

Pen/Ink/Digital

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So, the downfall of doing a 365 project is that I don't really blog any other things besides that...and I miss that! I'm so happy I did this project, it was really good for me to draw everyday, fun to have new subject matter, and HEY I learned stuff too! But my point being, I have other fun stuff to tell you about! Like, I went to Thailand for 2 weeks (betcha didn't even know I was gone; I planned ahead to post things so I wouldn't get terribly behind...) I have a bunch of photos and stories that I want to share, and I think I am probably just going to wait until after the holidays are over. Start the new year fresh! I want to start blogging more of my everyday things (and hey, I draw other things too!), new projects, and some other fun stuff, so that will most likely be my focus in the new year. More on this to come! 

xo,
Michelle

346: Wildebeest


Their stripes are so cool!

365 Days of Animals
346: Wildebeest

Pen/Ink/Digital

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

341: Whimbrel


I'm not sure I have ever seen these before!

365 Days of Animals
341: Whimbrel

Pen/Ink/Digital

Thursday, December 5, 2013

339: Weedy Sea Dragon



These are so funny! I don't really think they look like they blend in all that much, since it seems they just kinda drift along, but maybe they like to hide among the seaweed (is there orange seaweed??)

365 Days of Animals
339: Weedy Sea Dragon

Pen/Ink/Digital

338: Weasel


Adorable little trouble-makers.

365 Days of Animals
338: Weasel

Pen/Ink/Digital

Sunday, December 1, 2013